Chatham News

Swimming and water polo student-athletes receive national academic honors

By: Amanda Kennedy, Senior Public Relations Specialist
August 2, 2010

PITTSBURGH (August 2, 2010) . . . Chatham University’s women’s Swimming & Diving and Water Polo teams continue to add accomplishments to their record books. According to an announcement by Mike Meyers, coach of both teams, Chelsea Mummert, Class of 2010, was named by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America as an Individual/Honorable Mention CSCAA Scholar All-American for the 2009-2010 academic year. To earn recognition as an Individual CSCAA Scholar All-American, each swimmer/diver must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be selected to participate in the NCAA, NAIA or JC Swimming and Diving Championships. Swimmers with an NCAA “B” time and a 3.5 GPA earn Honorable Mention status.

Also, the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches recognized Sachelle Taylor as an All American-Honorable Mention in NCAA Division III, the first Chatham water polo student-athlete to receive that distinction. This comes on the heels of the Chatham water polo team ranking first in academic achievement in the overall cumulative GPA for all of the Women’s Water Polo teams in the ACWPA. In total, eight water polo team members were honored by the ACWPA for their academic achievements.

“I am incredibly proud of these young women and the accomplishments of both teams,” Coach Meyers said. “In the short six years since we began swimming and diving, and two years since starting the water polo team, our young women continue to set academic and athletic records. It speaks highly to their commitment to the sport and to their Chatham education.”

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